About Alex Walter

Alex Walter is the Chief Innovation Officer at the A3J Group, a company he formed to address the need for innovative software solutions and integrated consulting services within the EAM industry. Alex brings 17 plus years of experience in business consulting in various industries including Life Sciences, Oil and Gas, Water and Waste Management, Education, Government Facilities, among others. Alex lives in Tampa, FL with his wife, two sons, and dogs. In his free time, he enjoys running half marathons, making space in his garage for new camping and outdoor equipment, traveling to far off places with the Walter Circus, and remaining hopeful that his NY Jets' best days are ahead of them and not behind.

Add Work Log Functionality to other Maximo Objects

The Work Log is a great piece of functionality added to Maximo in version 6. It provides a chronological and historical view of notes captured against a Work Order or a Service Request. In previous versions, the record's long description field was the only mechanism for capturing notes. Now, the Work Log allows for better [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Maximo, Work Logs|2 Comments

Run an Automation Script from a Cron Task in Maximo

Cron tasks are jobs that run automatically on a fixed schedule within Maximo. They include important jobs such as the PM Work Order Generation Cron Task, the Inventory Replenishment Cron Task, and others. There may be times when you come across some requirements where creating your own Cron Task provides the best solution. In previous [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Automation Scripts, Maximo|0 Comments

Changing the hostname of a Maximo WebSphere Application Server

There may come a time when you need to change the hostname of your IBM Maximo WebSphere Application Server. This could be due to migrating the configuration to another machine, changing domain/subnet information, or copying a virtual machine for development purposes. Whatever the reason, this article aims to help get Maximo back up and running [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Maximo, WebSphere|0 Comments

Maximo email with Office 365

I've received a lot of questions lately about integrating Maximo with Office 365 for email notification purposes. Let's take a moment to review the steps necessary to configure this for your organization. Considerations: You will need to provide Maximo with a set of credentials that it will use as the "from" email address. All email [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Maximo, WebSphere|0 Comments

New in Maximo 7.6: KPI Templates

With the launch of Maximo 7.6 came some enhanced functionality around KPI's. Specifically, two new applications were added to the product: KPI Templates and KPI Viewer. This article will cover the features of how to utilize the KPI Templates application for your organization. For more information on the KPI Viewer application, please sure to visit our related [...]

By | November 18th, 2017|Maximo, Reports KPI's and Start Centers|0 Comments

New in Maximo 7.6: KPI Viewer

With the launch of Maximo 7.6 came some enhanced functionality around KPI's. Specifically, two new applications were added to the product: KPI Templates and KPI Viewer. This article will cover the features of how to utilize the KPI Viewer application for your organization. For more information on the KPI Templates application, please sure to visit [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Maximo, Reports KPI's and Start Centers|0 Comments

Maximo SSL (HTTPS) Configuration

I won't get into a lengthy discussion about why you should use SSL to secure browser traffic. I'll simply offer that your Maximo environment, especially if the environment can be accessed over the public internet, should be secured. Here are a few reasons: SSL Encrypts Sensitive Information SSL Provides Trust and Authentication SSL Can Provide [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Maximo, WebSphere|9 Comments

Securing Maximo by Forcing Users to SSL (HTTPS)

You've taken the step of securing your Maximo environment by implementing SSL in your WebSphere environment. However, just because you’ve implemented the SSL configurations doesn't mean users must use them. How do you force users to append that little "S" to the back of the HTTP when they navigate to Maximo? There are passive options, [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Maximo, WebSphere|0 Comments